David Warner will start growing his moustache to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health © Getty Images
Sydney: Nov 1, 2013
Australia‘s cricketers will be having their own battle of the ‘moustAshes’ when they take on England during the Ashes 2013-14 series starting this month.
Matthew Wade, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and head coach Darren Lehmann will vie with each other for the hairiest upper lip as they raise funds for the Movember charity.
The cricketers are beginning their moustache-growing from November 1 to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Lehmann said he had no hesitation in offering his support for Movember, one of Cricket Australia‘s (CA’s) two official charity partners.
“Movember has helped change the way we see men’s health and with my grandfather battling prostate cancer, it’s a cause I’ll always be a huge supporter of,” Lehmann said in a CA statement on Friday.
“It’s great to have Wade, Warner, Starc and Johnson on board as well and I think things will get pretty competitive but hopefully I’ll have the boys covered when it comes to the end of the month.”
Last year the Australian cricket community raised more than Aus $112,000 (US $106,000) for the cause, taking cricket’s contribution to more than Aus $300,000 since 2008.
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Dec 3, 2013 (03:00 IST) at Dunedin
The Ashes 2013-14
Dec 5, 2013 (05:31 IST) at Adelaide
Pakistan vs Afghanistan in UAE, 2013
Dec 8, 2013 (21:30 IST) at Sharjah
India in South Africa 2013
Dec 8, 2013 (13:30 IST) at Durban
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in UAE, 2013-14
Dec 11, 2013 (21:30 IST) at Dubai
Dec 5, 2013 at Johannesburg
South Africa won by 141 runs
Pakistan in South Africa 2013
Nov 30, 2013 at Centurion
South Africa won by 4 wkts
Nov 27, 2013 at Port Elizabeth
Pakistan won by 1 run
West Indies in India 2013
Nov 27, 2013 at Kanpur
India won by 5 wkts
Nov 24, 2013 at Cape Town
Pakistan won by 23 runs
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